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Carlo Antonio Bilbao
Carlo Antonio Bilbao
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Using webhostingforstudents guide + uploading files.

So I think the the video was changed since the last time I viewed it, but I think before, it webhostingforstudents was hosting website that the video used as an example. But I think they changed that host? In any event, I used webhostingforstudents and had to figure out the steps since it's not in the video anymore. Here were my steps after purchasing DNS from NameCheap, Hosting from webhostingforstudents, and downloading cyberduck:

So once you've unzipped cyber duck:

  1. click open connection
  2. a. Choose SFTP b. server: "yourwebsitename.com" c. port#: the port number they sent you on the email (probably 18765) d. username: from the email they sent you e. password: from the email they sent you
  3. Things should be about the same after that.

Transferring the files into cyberduck:

  1. Use the public_html tab
  2. Delete the contents in there (atleast I did)
  3. Drag and drop files like Nick did in the video
  4. Make sure the main page file "index.html" is spelled correctly (look at note below) **so this was what rattled my brain for an hour... and that was that my website wouldnt load right from the original www.name.com. It would give me project file names and I would have to click them to actually see my website. Apparently, you need to name the main page "index.html" not, as I had first written, "Index.html"

Hope this helps!